Online Invited Seminar Talk

The Genetic Architecture of Human Longevity Using Massive Scale Crowd Sourcing of Web 2.0 Data

Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography
Online Invited Seminar Talk, May 26, 2021

Yaniv Erlich from Eleven Therapeutics & reviewed the possibilities of analyzing the genetic architecture of human longevity using Web 2.0 data.


Dr. Yaniv Erlich is the CEO of Eleven Therapeutics and the CSO of Prior to these positions he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computational Biology at Columbia University and a Principal Investigator at the Whitehead Institute, MIT. Dr. Erlich received his bachelor’s degree from Tel-Aviv University, Israel (2006) and a PhD from the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (2010). Dr. Erlich’s research interests are computational human genetics. Dr. Erlich is a TEDMED speaker (2018), the recipient of DARPA’s Young Faculty Award (2017), the Burroughs Wellcome Career Award (2013), Harold M. Weintraub award (2010), the IEEE/ACM-CS HPC award (2008), and he was selected as one of 2010 Tomorrow’s PIs team of Genome Technology.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.